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Rutgers Master Gardener Program

Rutgers Master Gardeners are unique group of volunteers trained in horticulture by Rutgers Cooperative Extension personnel to provide outreach programs to home gardeners in their community.

What do we do? These volunteers learn about horticulture, provide community and university services, and enjoy the company of other like-minded volunteers. Where do we work? Through opportunities in and through the Somerset County office of Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the existing Master Gardener program, newly trained volunteers return 100 hours within 18 months of completing their training to becomeCertified Rutgers Master Gardeners. To remain certified and active in the program, volunteers return 25 hours annually while also attending 10 hours of continuing education each year. Community service includes such areas as the Garden Helpline, Children's Programs, Speaker's Bureau, Horticultural Therapy, Public Outreach Events, and many others. University service includes volunteering in agriculture and horticulture research at various university-held properties.

 

Spring Gardening Seminars and Workshop - March 11, 9 am - 1 pm: Novice gardeners are invited to participate in a 3-part seminar to learn the basics of vegetable gardening and the benefits of vermicilture (worm composting). The deadline to register is March 8th. Please complete the registration form and return it to Rutgers Master Gardeners at 310 Millltown Rd. Bridgewater NJ 08807.

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WE WANT YOU! Want to be a Master Gardener? Print and return the application, pre-test and volunteer agreement (found to the right of this webpage). Applications due by June 2, 2017.

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Email: gyurian@co.somerset.nj.us or awhite@co.somerset.nj.us - or -

Contact the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Somerset County Helpline:

  • Phone icon.908-526-6293, ext. 3 (March - October, Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 12 Noon.
  • Email: rcemastergardener@co.somerset.nj.us (Year-Round). In case we need to reach you for further information, please include your phone number within your email message.

Cooperative Extension of Somerset County